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Tag Archives: Barry Rosen

DOJ allows joint purchasing by hospitals (access required)

Last year, two otherwise independent hospital systems, Memorial Health and St. Joseph’s/Calder Health System, asked the Department of Justice if they could form an exclusive joint purchasing agreement for their hospitals in southeast Georgia. Although the subject hospitals accounted for ...

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Corrections after 2010 can be costly (access required)

Editor’s Note: Click here for Part 1 of this column. Although an employer may correct any of the specific failures outlined in the notice at any time, special transition relief is available for corrections made by Dec. 31, 2010. If ...

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It’s time to correct those 409A mistakes (access required)

Many hospital administrators, doctors and others have severance or other deferred compensation arrangements. Unfortunately, many of these arrangements may inadvertently violate something called Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, because they were created before 409A came into existence or ...

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Informed consent clarified, extended (access required)

Last year, in McQuitty v. Spangler, the Maryland Court of Appeals held that a physician is liable to his patient for harm that results from the physician’s failure to disclose the material risks and benefits of a proposed treatment or ...

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What if the HSCRC set doctors’ rates? (access required)

In the wake of Congress’ landmark legislation that provides health care to many of the nation’s uninsured, it should be remembered that Maryland has been successfully providing hospital services to the uninsured for 30 years. Amid all of the angst ...

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Federal court strikes down PBM law in D.C. (access required)

In Pharmaceutical Care Management Association v. District of Columbia, a ruling trumpeted by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) as a “clear victory for consumers and payers,” the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a portion ...

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Entities covered by HIPAA have new notification path (access required)

Effective Sept. 23, entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must follow different notification paths to mitigate the effects of a security breach, depending upon whether the breach involves “secured” or “unsecured” protected health information (PHI). ...

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Ark. ruling may impact economic credentialing (access required)

Earlier this year, in Murphy v. Baptist Health, a case hailed as a victory for the preservation of the patient-physician relationship, the Arkansas Circuit Court of Pulaski County permanently enjoined Arkansas’s largest hospital system from enforcing its economic credentialing policy. ...

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Watch for legal pitfalls of boutique medicine

Earlier this year, the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) issued a report on whether physicians who are operating boutique medical practices are violating Maryland insurance laws by “practicing insurance.” In that report, the MIA made several recommendations to boutique medical practices ...

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